23 April 2007

Lesson: Durian

I tried a local "delicacy" the other day - the durian fruit. This is a fruit so pungent that it is not allowed in the subway or any centrally-cooled building. The smell borders on neauseating, but the flesh of the fruit is buttery in texture and not too bad. It just leaves a lingering taste in your mouth that is not completely pleasant and different than anything you have ever tasted. It truly is only a taste a native Singaporean can love, I think, but I had to try it. A co-worker brought one in for me, all wrapped in a plastic container and glad bag. I had to go outside to open it up and eat it. I could only eat half.

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